Tuesday, 10 February 2004

Ceisteanna (222)

Jack Wall

Ceist:

298 Mr. Wall asked the Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources the number of grants awarded by his Department in regard to the development of marinas for each of the past three years; if grants were paid for inland marina; if not, the plans his Department has to investigate such applications; and if he will make a statement on the matter. [3975/04]

Amharc ar fhreagra

Freagraí scríofa (Ceist ar Minister for Communications, Marine and Natural Resources)

The Deputy will be aware that an allocation of €5.7 million was provided for marine leisure projects as part of the 2000 budget and that four projects were chosen as flagship projects for marine access infrastructure development in the State. The projects and their grant allocations were as follows:

Projects

Total

Cahirciveen, Co. Kerry

2,540,000

Kenmare, Co. Kerry

752,550

Rosses Point, Co. Sligo

1,270,000

Roundstone, Co. Galway

1,160,000

Payments in respect of these projects are asfollows.

Projects

2000

2001

2002

2003

Amount

Cahirciveen, County Kerry

Nil

2,114,084

425,392

Nil

2,539,476

Kenmare, County Kerry

Nil

332,312

Nil

Nil

332,312

Rosses Point, County Sligo

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Roundstone, County Galway

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

Nil

An allocation has been made in the 2004 Estimates in respect of the commitment to the outstanding allocation to projects at Kenmare, Rosses Point and Roundstone but no payments have been made to date this year. Primary responsibility for development of the inland waterways rests with the North-South body, Waterways Ireland, and the provision of grant aid for such development is a matter for that body.